Weight loss is a matter of headache for many. People think it requires considerable amount of time and money to get a slim and trim figure. But it is not always the case.
Like all other goals in life, this goal can also be achieved if you have strong determination and proper strategy. And a very important part of weight loss strategy is exercise. Here are 10 basic exercises that can be practiced at home and they produce remarkable results if done regularly.
Push ups Push ups are perhaps the most popular fat burning exercise. In push ups, you place your hands on the floor and keep your body straight with your feet fingers touching the floor. After that, you need to raise and lower your chest from and to the floor with the support of your elbow. This exercise is tough for the beginners but very helpful in strengthening the muscles of the body.
Bridges This exercise is for the abdomen and hamstrings. Lie down straight on your back and take your hand s on your sides. Gradually bend the knees and lift the heaps. Stay in this position at least for 30 seconds and then come back.
Skaters This is to strengthen the legs and mainly practiced by sportspersons. Take a semi-squat position and jump onto your side to stand on your right foot. Repeat this for the other foot.
Crawls This exercise is particularly good for belly fat reduction. Stay in push up position and then lower your body. Now leave your body on one arm and get back to your original push up position. Do this for other hand.
Squats This is for your butts and legs. You take a position like you are sitting on an invisible couch with your hands stretched away. Now try to get up from this position and then again sit down. Repeat this couple of times.
Walking Lunges This exercise again is for thighs and heaps. Stand up and keep your feet wide apart. Go forward with your right foot and bend the left knee. Then stand up again and change the leg to do this again.
Single leg balance This exercise requires balance. You need to stand up and take your right leg behind, standing only upon left leg. The right hand should hold the right leg and the left hand stretched away for balance.
Back extension This exercise strengthens the muscles of the back. Lay on your belly and raise your legs and upper body simultaneously, keeping the head straight. Hold this position for 2 to 3 seconds.
Bird dog It is for abdomen, spine, back and hips. Bend like a downward dog. And then slowly stretch opposite hand and leg out and hold hid position for couple of seconds. Return and repeat for other hand and leg combination.
Side plank This exercise is for arms and legs. Lie on your side and lift your body with the support of your upper arm keeping the feet touching the floor. Hold for couple of seconds and then come back.